Funeral Arrangements and Burial
"Say: Surely my prayer and my sacrifice and my life and my death are (all) for Allah, the Lord of the worlds". Quran 6:162
In 1976 The Dublin Islamic Society bought a small separate plot in Mount Jerome cemetery in the south central area of Dublin for burying deceased Muslims. By the end of the 1980's the Muslim plot in Mount Jerome became full. This prompted the Islamic Foundation of Ireland to search for another place.
In 1990 the present Muslim section in Newcastle cemetery in the south of Dublin was obtained by a special agreement with the South Dublin City Council. In the absence of a Muslim undertaker in Dublin or a Muslim office for funeral services, due to the small size of the community, the staff of the Islamic Foundation of Ireland carry out the funeral arrangements. These include washing and shrouding the deceased and burial in the Muslim graveyard.
Since 1990 Muslim burial is in Newcastle cemetery in the South of Dublin was obtained by a special agreement with the South Dublin city council. Islamic Foundation of Ireland carry out the funeral arrangements. These include washing and shrouding the deceased and burial in the Muslim graveyard. Funeral prayer for the deceased is performed at the Mosque prior to the burial. Arrangements can also be made for transporting the body of deceased abroad if the family so wishes.
A brief guide to the Islamic burial is available for download here.
Current IFI Burial Policy is available here.
Online burial application is available here.
When a Muslim dies, the family of the deceased will often call the Islamic Foundation of Ireland for help in carrying out the burial. The following section provides current burial policy including associated costs.